Stamm to Deliver Upcoming Webinar Series on Strengthening Congregational Prayer

Dr. Mark Stamm, Professor of Christian Worship at Perkins, will join Taylor Burton-Edwards, Director of Worship Resources at Discipleship Ministries, for a three-part series of webinars entitled “Teach US to Pray” as a way to help strengthen congregational prayer.

The live webinars are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, April 18; Tuesday, May 2; and Tuesday, May 16. Each webinar will be recorded for playback at a later time should you not be able to attend.

In Part 1 (April 18), "Prayer Is Our Baptismal Calling," Dr. Stamm introduces the series by talking about why congregational prayer matters and how it is grounded in our calling received at baptism.

In Part 2 (May 2), "Stories of Prayer," Dr. Stamm shares remarkable examples of “out of the box” forms of congregational and group prayer. 

In Part 3 (May 16), "Teaching Others to Pray," Dr. Stamm offers practical advice for congregations seeking to teach their participants how to pray and ways to strengthen existing forms of congregational prayer or start new ones.

For more information on the webinar series and to register:


Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Pastoral Music as well as the Ph.D., in cooperation with the Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.